2018-19 Awards

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) gives out awards  weekly, monthly and at the end of each season. Below are the awards the Great Falls Americans have received for the 2018-19 season.

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2018-19: NA3HL: Year End Season Awards

Americans standout McSharry among recently announced NA3HL Award winners

By Kevin Scott

FRISCO, TX., April 25, 2019 — The Great Falls Americans had one player that was honored in the North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) League Awards for the 2018-19 season.

Great Falls, who completed their fifth season as members of the NA3HL, finished up the regular season in second place in the seven-team Frontier Division with a record of 38-8-0-1 (41-11-0-1 overall). The Americans, under first year coach Greg Sears, won the best-of-three Frontier Division Semi-Final playoff series over the Bozeman Ice Dogs, 2-1 before falling to the Helena Bighorns in the Frontier Divisional Finals in three games.

The coaches and general managers voted on the following divisional award categories based upon performance during the 2018-19 season in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South and West). The divisional awards included Most Valuable Player (MVP), Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year along with Community Service, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awards and the All-Division teams.

Great Falls forward Payton McSharry, who played with the Americans the past two seasons, was named to the six-member All-Frontier Division Team for the 2018-19 season. The Alaska native scored 48 goals and dished out 42 assists in 47 regular season appearances while leading Great Falls in points scored with 90 and had an additional eight points (5 goals and 3 assists) in two playoff series against the Bozeman Ice Dogs and the Helena Bighorns.

He was also 11th in the league in points and was one of four Great Falls Americans that suited up for the Frontier Division team at the 2019 Top Prospects Tournament in February in Massachusetts where he scored four goals in three contests.

The league awards were also performance-based and contained many of the same award categories as the divisional awards as voted on by the league head coaches and general managers. The awards included league Most Valuable Player (MVP), Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Year, Rookies of the Year, Coach and General Manager of the Year and Organization of the Year. Other awards that were recognized this year were the All-NA3HL (1st, 2nd, 3rd Teams) and All-Rookie teams (1st and 2nd Teams, Community Service and Leadership Academic Award winners.

In addition to his All-Frontier Division team honors, the 21-year-old junior hockey standout was also named to the All-NA3HL Third Team. In his career with the Great Falls Americans, he amassed 94 goals and 85 assists since the 2016-17 season including two straight playoff appearances. He played in 22 games including the playoffs with the Americans during the 2016-17 season after coming over from the Missoula Junior Bruins in a trade earlier that year.

McSharry hasn’t yet announced his college commitment.

2017-18 and 2018-19 Season Stats:  Payton McSharry

To view the official 2018-19 NA3HL League Awards announcement and the list of winners, please click here. Click here for the 2018-19 Divisional Award NA3HL press release.


2018-19 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (POTM)

February 2019

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, are given to the top performing players in each of the three positions (Forward, Defenseman, Goaltender) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their respective teams.

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For the month of February 2019

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, GF Americans


NA3HL Defenseman of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Brandon Peterson, GF Americans


NA3HL Goaltender of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (POTM)

December 2018

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, are given to the top performing players in each of the three positions (Forward, Defenseman, Goaltender) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their respective teams.

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For the month of December 2018

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Runner-Up):

Payton McSharry, GF Americans


NA3HL Defenseman of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Trent Cowden, GF Americans


NA3HL Goaltender of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (POTM)

November 2018

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, are given to the top performing players in each of the three positions (Forward, Defenseman, Goaltender) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their respective teams.

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For the month of November 2018

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, GF Americans


NA3HL Defenseman of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Nate Simpson, GF Americans


NA3HL Goaltender of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, GF Americans

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2018-19: NA3HL: Player of the Month (POTM)

October 2018

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, are given to the top performing players in each of the three positions (Forward, Defenseman, Goaltender) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their respective teams.


For the month of October 2018

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending March 10, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending March 10, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending March 10, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Garrett Peters, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Hendrik Robel, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending March 3, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending March 3, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending March 3, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Lindros Beard, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Cody Dearing, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 24, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 24, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 24, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 17, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 17, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 17, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 10, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 10, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending February 10, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 3, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 3, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 3, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Cody Dearing, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 27, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 27, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 27, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Nate Simpson, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 20, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 20, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 20, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jens Juliussen, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 13, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 13, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 13, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Ben Rinckey, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Hendrik Robel, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 6, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 6, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending January 6, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Cody Dearing, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Garrett Peters, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 31, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 31, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending December 31, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

McSharry erupted in Great Falls’ three games in the final week of 2018, posting 7-5—12 in that span to lead the Americans to victories in each contest. The Anchorage, AK native started off the set of fixtures with a goal and an assist in a tight 4-3 win over Bozeman, then doubled his production the next day with 2 goals, 2 assists against Butte. McSharry’s crowning moment(s) came against Missoula on New Year’s Eve, as he notched four goals and two assists in a 10-3 romp past the Bruins. After being held off the score sheet in the opening two games of the Showcase, McSharry has put up 14 points on his current four-game streak. 


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Cody Dearing, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 18, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 18, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending December 18, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 9, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 9, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending December 9, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Dylan Olson, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brody Boyce, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 2, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 2, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending December 2, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

George Nuutinen, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brandon Peterson, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 25, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 25, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending November 25, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Jens Juliussen, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharryForward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 18, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 18, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending November 18, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Trent Cowden, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 11, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 11, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending November 11, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Justin Ohnstad, Defenseman, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 28, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 28, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending October 28, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Jens Juliussen, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 14, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 14, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending October 14, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jens Juliussen, Forward, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 7, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 7, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending October 7, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Trent Cowden, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 23, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 23, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending September 23, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 16, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 16, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending September 16, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Lindros Beard, Forward, GF Americans

Beard posted an assist on the Americans’ game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Yellowstone on Friday night, then followed it up with a four-goal romp in their rematch the next day, tying the league high for individual goals in a game. The Copperton, UT native boasts three power-play markers on the year –all scored in that four-goal game on Saturday — which leads the league and marks the most single-game PPG (points per game) scored by one player this season.


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Braxton Lorenz, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2018-19 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 9, 2018

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 9, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending September 9, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.